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Sauteed Cabbage

Sauteed Cabbage

Could we make cabbage the next avocado? Maybe the next sweet potato? Anything that will give this incredible veggie the attention that it deserves. I'm hoping this sautéed cabbage recipe will bump up its status and hopefully get it some loyal followers. 

Seriously, everyone needs to know about how great cabbage is. I'm not sure why it is such an overlooked veggie considering how good it is in so many different ways. All I know is that people either love it or hate it. 

There are tons of different ways to cook cabbage, it is incredibly versatile and easy to include in one's diet. I'm sure there are cabbage recipes for every taste and preference, we might just need to get a bit creative to find the good one for those who are not really fond of cabbage. 

I always encourage people to give it a change since it's so healthy. It is super loaded with nutrients which puts it in the superfood category. You get a wide range of vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents and it is very rich in fiber. 

Sauteed Cabbage ingredients

Another great benefit of cabbage is how inexpensive it is. If you need to feed a big family on a tight budget, cabbage recipes are a great option to keep their bellies full and their bodies healthy. 

You can find cabbage everywhere and it's available all year long. Also, it stores really well but keep in mind that as it gets older, both its taste and smell become stronger. So if you are not a fan of either you are better off eating it as fresh as possible. 

A lot of people consider cabbage as medicine food. It is loaded with gut-friendly fiber that helps protect and strengthen your digestive track. And when your gut is healthy your overall health significantly improves. 

Now that we know why it is so important and beneficial to add cabbage recipes to our repertoire I have to talk about cabbage's dark side as well. There's no way to sugar coat this so I'm just going to say it as it is. Cabbage makes you gassy. 

chopped white cabbage

This is unfortunate but it's true. The body, if you are not a regular cabbage-eater, needs to adjust to the insoluble fiber that you just sent to your intestine. There will be a lot going on in there which will cause the gas. This will improve over time, your belly just needs to get used to it. You can introduce it slowly so you're easy on your belly.

With all that cabbage-talk done now let me tell you a bit of the sautéed cabbage recipe we are making today. This is a full meal so you don't have to worry about anything. 

Cabbage is often served as a side but we made it the star of this show but throwing in some textured soy. This will make it a lot more filling and will take care of our protein needs as well. Serve it alongside some brown rice and you are set with a whole, healthy and delicious meal!

Sauteed Cabbage on a plate

Ingredients
6
Prep time
10 minutes
Total time
Category: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 4
Allergens: Olives, Tomatoes

Ingredients

For the cabbage

  • 2 lbs cabbage (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium onion (thinly sliced)
  • 2 medium tomato (chopped)
  • 2 tbsps tomato paste
  • 2 cups vegetable broth

For the minced soy meat

  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 oz textured soy protein minced
  • 1 cup vegetable broth

For the rice

  • 1½ cups brown rice
  • 3 cups water

Directions

  1. Cook the rice in water until soft for about 20-30 minutes.
  2. For the minced soy meat, boil the broth and add the textured soy protein and set aside to let it soak for about 10 minutes.
  3. Use a skillet and add the oil for the soy meat, stir fry for until golden brown for about 5-10 minutes.
  4. For the cabbage use a big pot and add the oil, stir fry the onion until slightly brown for about 3-5 minutes, then add the cabbage and stir fry for 3-5 more minutes.
  5. Add the minced soy meat and the rest of the ingredients except the nutritional yeast and let it simmer for about 20 minutes until the cabbage is soft.
  6. Stir in the nutritional yeast last and adjust taste before serving.
  7. Serve the sauteed cabbage with rice, enjoy!

Notes

    

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